Unforgettable Experiences in an Extraordinary Place

Apalachee Province — Mission San Luis Timeline

1800s

  • 1803 - At U.S. purchase of Louisiana, the Apalachees consider moving to Texas but retreat instead to the backwoods of Louisiana.
  • 1823 - U.S. surveyors visit San Luis in their search for a suitable location for the territorial capital.
  • 1825 - San Luis is purchased by Robert Jameson and Benjamin Clements as part of the south half of Section 27.
  • 1860 - San Luis first identified as the center of A.M. Randolph's plantation up for sale with a ten-room, two-story house with lodgings for 50 slaves.
  • 1884 - Helen Dodd sells her two-thirds of the San Luis tract to Emile Dubois and Maxmillian Berlitz but continued to live at the site.